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Ethics panel denied details on lawmakers accused of harassment

Members of Congress voiced frustration Thursday that they remain in the dark about exactly how many of their colleagues have been accused of sexual …

Sexual Harassment

2 Democrats: Minnesota governor's top choice mulling '18 run

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's top pick to fill Sen. Al Franken's Senate seat, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, is considering also running …

Dayton

The Latest: Democratic Party head calls on Franken to resign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Al Franken and sexual misconduct allegations (all times local):<p>9 p.m.<p>The head of the Democratic Party is adding …

Two lawsuits challenge Trump transgender military service ban

(Reuters) - Civil rights groups filed two new lawsuits on Monday challenging President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military.<p>FILE PHOTO: People protest U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender …

Donald Trump

Bad blood lingers in GOP as Congress ponders Harvey relief

NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans from New York and New Jersey are pledging unconditional support for those devastated by Hurricane Harvey. But their resentment lingers.<p>As historic floods wreaked havoc across the Gulf Coast, Northeastern Republicans recalled with painful detail the days after Superstorm …

RNC approves anti-KKK resolution — after White House signoff

Members said it was important to formally condemn hate groups, but some privately scoffed that Republicans felt it was even necessary.<p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Republican National Committee on Friday unanimously approved a resolution condemning Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan, a move that comes just two …

Centrist Democrats begin pushing back against Bernie Sanders, liberal wing

The high-profile stars of the Democratic Party’s populist wing have steered the agenda their way on Capitol Hill this year, but the fight over the party’s direction is far from settled.<p>As the party faces great expectations of big gains in the 2018 midterm elections, Democratic centrists are …

Obama to re-emerge in ‘delicate dance’ with Dems

Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaCNN asks Trump supporters outside rally to explain 'QAnon' theory Overnight Energy: Trump moves to …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is a dangerously weak president

The media is crediting him with a tax overhaul victory. But he still holds remarkably little clout in Washington.<p>Donald Trump is a weak president.<p>He remains a weak president after the passage of tax reform, despite what some in the media are describing as a presidential “victory.”<p>Granted, <i>all</i> …

Donald Trump

The 3 weirdest stories from Trump's campaign manager's new book

Trump’s McDonald’s order is something else.<p>“Two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted.” This is Donald Trump’s McDonald’s order, according to a new campaign tell-all written by fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and former top campaign aide David Bossie.<p>Besides revealing the …

The US maternal death rate is unacceptably high. It doesn't have to be.

California doctors came together and brought the state maternal death rate way down.<p>When Yvette Cornejo went in into labor last August, she had already given birth to two sons. Their deliveries had been relatively short and easy, and she was hoping her third would be similar.<p>But this time was more …

A Promising California Bill Could Help Communities Stop Secret And Discriminatory Police Surveillance

In today’s troublesome political climate, local police surveillance must be reined in.California is on the verge of passing Senate Bill 21 (SB 21), a …

Trump’s Justice Department Still Defending Obama Contraception Mandate

Advocates for religious liberty are dismayed that little has changed with respect to the Obamacare contraceptive mandate, even after President Donald …

Want to Know Who Else Has Been Accused of Sexual Harassment in Congress? Good Luck

Congressional offices can’t release basic details of complaints — even to lawmakers<p>The details of sexual harassment complaints against members of …

Tax bill on its way to conference committee, but not without a hiccup

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republicans have celebrated since Saturday the passage of their tax bill through the Senate, but on Monday night some key GOP members were thinking of another measure -- one to keep the federal government funded -- when they threatened to vote against a routine step to send the tax plan to …

How Diverse Are US Newsrooms?

The 2017 ASNE Newspaper Diversity Survey measures the percentage of women and minorities working in US newsrooms.

Shifting the Focus

A swirling pinkish orb, emerging out of the void.Voiceover: “Hundreds of years down the line, who’s going to know who was the president of the United …

Filmmaking

Here's Why Debunking Viral Climate Myths Is Almost Impossible, In One Animated Chart

A British newspaper admitted that a controversial climate article from February was misleading and inaccurate. The story’s claims have received at least 752,300 shares, likes, comments, or other interactions on social media.

Google Hides Popular Hillary Clinton Health Searches

Recent search engine results indicate Google, whose CEO is a supporter of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, is suppressing negative search …

Hillary Clinton

Bill Clinton, Who May Have Cost Hillary the Election, Passes the Buck to James Comey

Anthony Weiner and the FBI were only in the picture because she felt the rules did not apply to her. She might still have won had her husband not …

Democrats dread Hillary's book tour

Reliving the 2016 nightmare is the last thing the party needs right now, many say.<p>President Donald Trump may be the only person in politics truly excited about Hillary Clinton’s book tour.<p>Democratic operatives can’t stand the thought of her picking the scabs of 2016, again — the Bernie Sanders …

Give Trump a Break (on His Campaign Music, at Least)

Musicians and their lawyers have been regularly telling Donald Trump to stop using their songs at his campaign events. The Rolling Stones, R.E.M., the members of Queen, the O’Jays and the estate of Luciano Pavarotti, for example, said the use of their work was unauthorized, and threatened to sue or …

Rand Paul

Trump officially bans transgender people from military

President Trump signed a presidential memo Friday instructing the Defense Department to stop accepting transgender people who want to enlist in the …

National Security

Young Americans: Most see Trump as illegitimate president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers.<p>"You can't be saying that (if) you're the president," says Anderson, a 21-year-old student from …

How These States Ensure Welfare Dollars Aren’t Used for Alcohol, Lottery Tickets

A new state law in Maine went into effect last month prohibiting welfare recipients from purchasing items like alcohol, lottery tickets, and tattoos …

Why a Nurse and a Pastor Object to Being Forced to Help Abort Babies

A pastor and a nurse want Congress to pass legislation that would allow Americans the freedom to opt out of the abortion process.<p>Chris Lewis, lead …

CA ballot measure seeks to legalize 'shrooms'

California could become the first state to legalize "magic mushrooms" if a ballot initiative becomes law.<p>The measure would decriminalize the use of …

Should Women’s Rights Be In The Constitution? Equal Rights Amendments Gets Big Push After Me Too Movement

Equal Rights Amendment advocates are taking the MeToo movement to new heights.<p>As more women come forward with their sexual assault stories, Equal …

A Liberal Judge Rediscovers the Tenth Amendment — So Should Conservatives

Sanctuary cities are wrong to defy federal immigration law, but that’s not ground on which the administration can withhold funding from …

Sanctuary Cities